Experience Zimbabwe Blog

Our blog will let you know about all of the new and exciting tourist developments that are happening in Zimbabwe. We welcome your comments!
Posted on 25th Aug 2015

In an age where the destruction of pristine wilderness continues to accelerate, Singita is making a profound difference in many parts of Africa. Orchestrating an interdependent relationship between communities, wildlife and tourism that ensures true sustainability, Singita is blazing a trail which is seldom achieved on this scale anywhere else on the continent.

One recent example of this ongoing effort took place recently, when eight, critically endangered black rhinos were safely relocated by the Malilangwe Trust, Singita’s conservation partner in Zimbabwe. The
black rhinos were sent from the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve to the Moremi Game Reserve in Botswana to help rebuild the local population and battle the devastating effects of poaching.

The rhinos were bred from a group that was released onto the Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve as part of a range expansion programme in1998. After originally being relocated from South Africa, their numbers had grown rapidly in the Reserve, which is also the home of Singita Pamushana Lodge. A decision was made to relocate a small group of animals in order to reduce competition for space and food, while helping to establish a new population north of the border.

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Posted on 14th Feb 2015

A Visa to enter Zimbabwe is required by several nationalities, please read the full details listed below.

There are 3 categories:

  • Category A: Countries whose nationals do NOT require a Visa. No action required, you will be granted easy entry at any border post.
  • Category B: Countries whose nationals are granted a Zimbabwe visa at port of entry on payment of requisite visa fees. These visas are easiest obtained on your arrival at the Airport or border post. If you get them done via an agency in your home country they will often cost you quite a bit more and be a lot more hassle. UniVisa Available please read below.
  • Category C: Countries whose nationals are required to apply for and obtain a Zimbabwe visa prior to travelling. Unfortunately this is a bit of a pain, but you have to apply through an agency or the Zimbabwe High Commission in your home country. Zimbabwe immigration have launched a website where Category C's can now apply online Click Here

Find out the Category of your country here.

The New UniVisa For Zimbabwe/Zambia

Countries whose nationals do NOT require a Zimbabwe Visa.

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Posted on 24th Oct 2014

New Cancellation Policy in Place to Address Fears Over Ebola

1. Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
2. Victoria Falls Safari Club
3. Victoria Falls Safari Suites
4. Lokuthula Lodges

Africa Albida Tourism owners of the properties above are offering NO CANCELLATION PENALTY if travel is cancelled as a result of a confirmed case of Ebola by the World Health Organization, in either Namibia, South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe or Zambia.

AAT recognizes that consumer confidence in traveling to Southern Africa has been shaken as a result of the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. There is no need for me to articulate all the reasons as to why there is no logical basis for this concern. The fact that Europe is closer to West Africa than both Victoria Falls and Cape Town is well documented.

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Posted on 01st Sep 2014

Like many of the trackers who work at Singita, Eksoni Ndlovu grew up in a small rural community near the Kruger National Park. He learned the basics of tracking and animal interaction as a young man, while tending his family’s cattle and keeping them safe from wild animals. He has since spent more than 23 years honing his craft as an expert tracker and is respected the world over for his skill and perseverance.

“Tracking is an art, not everyone can do it. You need to be patient and you need to be persistent… A good tracker needs to think like an animal. They need to listen, keep quiet and always be aware.”

Eksoni’s passion for wildlife conservation is apparent to all those around him. He spends a considerable amount of time passing on his knowledge and experience to apprentice bush rangers so they too can help to preserve this beautiful wilderness. “I’m giving my skills to the community because I want them to learn and follow in my footsteps”.

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Posted on 04th Aug 2014

This is well worth watching to get a taste of the wonderful opportunities for game viewing in Zimbabwe. Get your bags packed and see it for yourself! Zimbabwe offers a warm African welcome to everyone. 
(There is a happy ending for the buffalo!)
Don't forget to enlarge video for best effect.

 

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Posted on 01st Jul 2014

The reptiles are too!

The largest lizard in Zimbabwe is the leguaan, or water monitor, a docile creature that can reach over 2m in length, they swim and spend a lot of time lying around water holes, perhaps dreaming of being a crocodile. A smaller version, the savanna leguaan, inhabits kopjes and drier areas. Also present in large numbers are geckos, chameleons, legless snake lizards, rock-plated lizards and a host of other reptiles.

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Posted on 16th Jun 2014

Zimbabwe is an almost mythical place and a highly productive birding destination. Just be prepared for well…almost anything. Due to the large number of specialty and range-restricted species it is a must-visit destination

Zimbabwe is a landlocked country that has recorded close on 700 bird species. And although the country has no true endemics, Robert’s Warbler, Chirinda Apalis and Swynnerton’s Robin (all found in the eastern part of the country) are unlikely to be seen anywhere else. The country is also famous for its regular sightings of that most wanted of birds, the African Pitta. The tapestry of habitats throughout the country makes for a very interesting and varied birdlife. The granite kopjes (outcrops) of much of Zimbabwe, interspersed with miombo woodland, are home to many species endemic to this range-restricted habitat like the mysterious Boulder Chat and Southern Hyliota.

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Posted on 25th May 2014

In honour of Africa Day here is the National Anthem in Shona, Ndebeleand and English

SHONA

Simudzai mureza wedu weZimbabwe
Yakazvarwa nomoto wechimurenga;
Neropa zhinji ramagamba
Tiidzivirire kumhandu dzose;
Ngaikomborerwe nyika yeZimbabwe.
Tarisai Zimbabwe nyika yakashongedzwa
Namakomo, nehova, zvinoyevedza
Mvura ngainaye, minda ipe mbesa
Vashandi vatuswe, ruzhinji rugutswe;
Ngaikomborerwe nyika yeZimbabwe.

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Posted on 17th Apr 2014

Zimbabwe will celebrate 34 years of Independence on Friday and messages of solidarity have already started to pour in.

US President Obama, in a message today, said: “The American people join me in sending best wishes to the people of Zimbabwe as you celebrate the 34th anniversary of Zimbabwe’s independence on April 18.

“The United States remains committed to the people of Zimbabwe and will continue to support them as they work to build a society that responds to their needs and honors their democratic choices. May the coming year bring progress toward a healthy and prosperous Zimbabwe.”

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Posted on 01st Mar 2014

Beef stew is amongst one of the very common meals in Zimbabwe. It’s the typical relish found at most dinner tables across the majority of Zimbabwean society. When you hear people saying Sadza nenyama (pap with meat) in most cases they are referring to sadza and beef stew. Despite the fact that nyama (meat) is a broad term which can be used to any meat and not just beef. Beef stew is also common at many Zimbabwean gatherings such as weddings and funerals. Perhaps this is because this is one of the relatively less complicated dishes to make.

In this recipe there are no spices or herbs not even garlic to illustrate the typical Zimbabwean beef stew. However, not including spices or herbs does not take away anything from the taste; it’s still delicious.

Ingredients

600g super blade beef

¼ onion chopped

1 tomato

4 tbsp oil for frying

2 tbsp soup powder

1 ltr water

½ tsp salt

 

Quick Instructions

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